Essential highlights of Thailand

Code THL-ESS-01
Destination Bangkok Chiang Mai Phuket
Category Honeymoon
Duration 10 days 9 nights
Depart time 8:30

Begin with comprehensive touring in Bangkok. With your own private guide, enjoy a fascinating, private long-tail boat tour through Bangkok's canals. Visit the most important temples. Learn about Buddhist practices and influences on daily life.

Dates & Prices

DAY 1: BANGKOK ARRIVAL
DAY 1: BANGKOK ARRIVAL

You will be met at Suvarnabhumi International Airport and transfer to the hotel by private air conditioned vehicle with your English speaking guide. After check in, the rest of the day is free on your own. Fast Track Immigration & VIP Service at the airport, including a welcome garland and a deluxe transfer to your hotel, is also available for deluxe option. You will stay overnight in Bangkok.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 2: BANGKOK CITY TOUR

You will start out with a visit to the Grand Palace and the “Emerald Buddha Temple”, Wat Phra Kaeo. Before entering the main gate to the temple of the Emerald Buddha, you can stop by the Royal Regalia Museum to see the beauty of its decorative jewelry, which used to be the ornaments of royal officers and consorts. You’ll continue exploring Wat Pho, the “Reclining Buddha Temple,” the oldest and biggest temple, with the largest number of pagodas (95 in all).

This afternoon, you will visit "Arts of the Kingdom", a magnificent exhibition of exquisite but rarely seen traditional Thai crafts, reflecting decades of work initiated under The Foundation for the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques or the Support Foundation under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.

DAY 3: BANGKOK - CHIANG MAI

You will have free until time transfer to the airport for the flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, you will be welcomed at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

In the afternoon, you will drive up to Doi Suthep to visit Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, located on a mountain overlooking the city and the most sacred temple in Northern Thailand. It contains a holy relic of Lord Buddha, with a challenging climb of over 300 steps, flanked by enormous mythological Nagas. A panoramic view of the city can be seen from here at 3,500 feet above sea level.

You will then drive down to Chiang Mai's old town and proceed to Wat Suan Dok for an exclusive monk chat. Experience Dhamma of Buddhism and the local lifestyle which is deeply tied to Buddhism. The Monk Chat Session gives you an opportunity to have an interactive communication with Thai monks by talking informally. Buddhism and Thai culture, as well as general topics about Thai ways of living, can be discussed at the session. You will then transfer to your hotel for check in and free time before an overnight stay in Chiang Mai

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DAY 4: CHIANG MAI

After breakfast, you will head out on an excursion to visit an elephant working site located at Ta Yaak Village, Chiang Dao District, approximately 70 km from Chiang Mai. On the way, you can observe the way of living of people who live on the outskirts of the Chiang Mai area and pass by Mae Rim, Mae Taeng and many hill tribe villages, including that of the long neck hill tribe.

Upon arrival in Chiang Dao, you’ll visit the elephant working camp on the banks of the Mae Ping River and then enjoy an exciting trek on an elephant around camp, through the jungle and along the river. Afterward, you will board bamboo rafts along a very picturesque stretch of the Mea Ping River to see the beautiful scenery down the river. The rafting lasts about an hour but depends on the depth of the water and the speed of the current. You will transfer back to your hotel for an overnight stay in Chiang Mai.

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DAY 5: CHIANG MAI - COOKING CLASS

Today, you will escape from the bustling city and go to the relaxing countryside and enjoy a cooking class with a local family in a local village. Upon arrival at the house, you can take a walk around the farm while the chef explains about the herbs and ingredients. Then, you’ll learn to cook the first three courses you choose and have lunch with what you have prepared on the terrace. After lunch, you are free to relax after going back to the hotel for free time and an overnight stay.

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DAY 6: CHIANG MAI – PHUKET

You will have free time at until transfer to Chiang Mai Airport for departure to Phuket. Upon arrival in Phukhet airport, you will transfer to your hotel for check-in and an overnight stay in Phuket.

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DAY 7: PHUKET FREE

You will be picked up from the hotel at approximately 07:30 am. and transferred to the embarkation pier at Yacht Haven Marina by air-conditioned bus. Embark on board the "June Bahtra" for a 09:00 am. departure and enjoy your cruise through enchanting and breathtaking Phang Nga Bay.

Around noon, you will arrive at “James Bond Island” and continue your journey by long tail boat through the mangrove delta and the Grotto Cave to the Sea Gypsy village. A delicious Thai buffet lunch is served back on board. In the afternoon you are free to relax, sunbathe and swim. You will cruise back to Phuket Island and transfer to the hotel. You will arrive back in your hotel at approximately 18:00 where you will stay overnight.

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DAY 8: PHUKET - PHIPHI ISLAND

In the early morning you will take a cruise to Phi Phi Island and go sightseeing on Maya Bay. After disembarking, you can enjoy swimming in crystal clear water or sun bathing on the white sand beach. You will have a buffet lunch at a local restaurant and in the afternoon take your time to snorkel or explore the Island.

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DAY 9: PHUKET

Today is free for you to relax and unwind. A wide variety of optional activities are available upon request. You will stay overnight in Phuket.

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DAY 10: BANGKOK DEPARTURE

There are no activities planned for today so you are free until transfer to the airport for your departure to Bangkok or next destination.

Begin with comprehensive touring in Bangkok. With your own private guide, enjoy a fascinating, private long-tail boat tour through Bangkok's canals. Visit the most important temples. Learn about Buddhist practices and influences on daily life.

Hear monks chanting at a morning ceremony. Explore colorful markets selling textiles, flowers, food and crafts. Visit small museums and interesting local neighborhoods. When not sightseeing, enjoy time at the world’s leading spa, swim, play tennis, shop for exquisite Thai silks and artwork, and dine on some of Southeast Asia’s best cuisine.

Spend several days in rural Chiang Mai in northern Thailand at one of Asia’s most luxurious and atmospheric resorts, surrounded by mountains and lush fields of terraced rice paddies.

Next, fly to one of the islands of the south (Phuket or Koh Samui) and enjoy several days at one of Thailand's leading luxury resorts. Spend your days relaxing on pristine beaches, indulging at the spa, swimming, playing tennis or golf, taking cooking classes or yoga lessons, diving, or exploring nearby islands by luxury boat.

Return to Bangkok for some last minute shopping or touring before departing Thailand.

Hotels list:

CITIES HOTEL LIST ROOM TYPE
Deluxe
Bangkok Ariyasomvilla Hotel Deluxe Riverview
Chiang Mai Rati Lanna Riverside Spa Resort Deluxe
Phuket Mom Tris Villa Royale Hotel Suite Lantom
LUXURY
Bangkok Mandarin Oriental Hotel Superior Wing
Chiang Mai Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai Garden Pavilion
Phuket Mom Tris Villa Royale Hotel Pool Suite

Your Tour Package Includes:

Private tour with English/French speaking guide
Daily departure from Bangkok
All transfer & Transportation by private air-conditioned car English / French, speaking guide All In-tour flights Meals as indicated in the program
Admission fees where applicable
Accommodation shared in twin rooms with daily breakfast Service charge and applicable government tax

Your Tour Package Does NOT Include:

International airfare and airport tax
Domestic airfare and airport tax
Compulsory meal during festive event
Hotel's early check-in and late check-out charge
Alternative or optional services

Daily Cruise

Skiathos Daily Cruise

$25
Elephant Ride

This is an opportunity to ride an elephant up the Amber Fort just as the Rajasthan royalty once did. A raised platform allows you to mount the animal with ease and sit in a comfortable, specially designed and secure seat, as the elephant winds its way up the ramparts of the fort. The elephants are gentle and are accompanied by a mahout (a person who guides the elephant). The elephants are decorated beautifully using chalk and powers to make stunning floral and geometric patterns.

$50
Halong Bay Night
$25
Huangpu River Cruise

Durations: Evening Entertainment
The Huangpu River (Huangpu Jiang) is the city's shipping artery both to the East China Sea and to the mouth of the Yangzi River, which the Huangpu joins 29km (18 miles) north of downtown Shanghai. A cruise along the Huang Pu River gives visitors an opportunity to see many of Shanghai's famous sites such as the People's Hero Monument, the Bund , the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the dramatic skyline of the Pu Dong business district. Also, in view of the river are the bustling International Passenger Station of Shanghai Harbour, the docks and the Wu Song ancient gun fort relics.
Activity Includes :
- English speaking tour guide
- Admissions
- Transportation

$40
Kung Fu Legends

Durations: Evening Entertainment
The Legend of Kung Fu follows the story of a young boy found wandering outside an ancient temple. Like every boy in China, he dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master. On the road to enlightenment the young monk encounters many difficulties and temptations.
The show has English subtitles shown above the stage to keep you informed of the story line. The actors do not speak; the show is all Kung Fu, dance and acrobatics. It is the fusion of modern dance with Chinese traditional arts which make this performance unique and spectacular.
Activity Includes :
- English speaking tour guide
- Admissions
- Transportation

$50
Tam Coc - Bich Dong Cave

$50